It's a top-scroller that uses a "Your move-My move" system. This is multiplied about 30 times because every enemy on the level is allowed a move for every one of yours, but they don't all know where you are right away. It has a good and somewhat optional storyline, for the replay factor. When you create a new character you can distribute ability points between three characteristics, and select their gender and name. The levels and weapon abilities are randomly generated for an extremely high replay value.
February 11, 2016 Subject:
Best windows 3.1 game!
I found this game many years ago on the AOL file search/database. My parents didnt see the point in upgrading their computer until about 2001. This was my go to game. I did not have access to the full version for many years (its now freeware thanks to the creator, Rick), I also didnt know about the 2nd town, so I replayed the first dungeon with 4 or 5 floors many times.
Im rambling. You should give this game a shot. Yes the graphics are bad but the game is randomly generated so no game is ever the same. Out of all of my play throughs, only once has the shop keeper told me to identify items first because Ive already sold him to much junk. Its turn based combat of either casting spells or bumping into enemies to attack. In the first dungeon enemies are limited to melee while you have magic arrow and a couple of other ranged spells. In the second dungeon you will run into giants throwing boulders, manticors with stingers, and dragons with deadly breath weapons. Oh and I think slimes can smother you to death so be careful against them.
This is not a fast hour long game, this might take 10 hours to get through the second dungeon. Theres heal spells to aid you as well as dimension door and recall back to town.
Play it, have fun. I wish Rick would remake it or something like it with modern graphics and gameplay.
I bought both of these games back in 1993, when I was just 10. I found copies at a flea market on 3.5 disks.
I spent days, weeks, really, playing both games. They're solid RPGs for the time with random item drops, randomized levels (save for a few specific places) and an okay story to follow. If you're a fan of old RPG gaming "my turn, your turn" style, check it out.